Those of you who know me know I love cars, in particular the classics. My husband, too. In fact, our newest vehicle is my late mother’s 2002.
As a result, so many people have asked me why I drive old cars. Some are downright rude & tell me I should get rid of my old cars & get something new, even though there is no valid reason to do so.
The fact is that aside from preferring old cars, they also can be a good investment. Many classic cars are well loved. If you don’t believe me, go to a car show or watch an auto auction on TV. Those so called worthless old cars can sell for thousands more than they were when new. And that brings me to my point..
Just because someone fails to see the value doesn’t mean something has no value.
This statement isn’t true only about classic cars, but about people as well.
Narcissists do their level best to convince their victims that they are worthless human beings, they are ugly, stupid, lack any real talents or skills & much more. The goal is to destroy their victims’ self esteem to make those victims easier to control, to make the victims willing to tolerate any abuse & to make the victims stay in the relationship because they feel unable to find anyone else who would tolerate them. Narcissists do NOT say these things because they are true.
If you have been the victim of narcissistic abuse, please remember this! Whatever the narcissist said about you wasn’t said because it’s true. They say these things to further their own agenda, period. What they say has nothing whatsoever to do with the truth. In fact, chances are excellent that the narcissist in your life recognized something good or even special in you, which is another reason that he or she tried to destroy your self-esteem. You clearly outshined the narcissist, & no narcissist can tolerate that.
Please remind yourself of this often! Don’t let the narcissist succeed in making you feel as worthless as many people see beat up old cars. You deserve so much better than believing those terrible lies! Instead, remind yourself that you aren’t worthless just because the narcissist said you were. You’re even more valuable than even the most pristine & beautiful classic car. God made you in His own image & loves you tremendously! Try to remember that & forget what the narcissist has said to you about yourself. Ask God to tell you the truth about yourself & your situation, too. Then listen. What He has to say may surprise you & it will bless you greatly!